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Agent [CONFIDENTIAL] Kirin.
Hello, I am Agent Kirin. I do everything incognito. EVERYTHING.
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I am a visual artist, working primarily in pencil and paper but occasionally doing digital art. I can’t draw people yet, at least not reliably, but I’m working on it.

I can be found on DeviantART, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram under the same username I use here. Where'd the username come from? I'd Tell You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You... Okay, here you go.

    General info about me 
  • Age: Young adult
  • Gender: Female
  • Religion: Christian
  • Myers-Briggs: INTJ
  • Favorite color: Black
    • Favorite color combination: Black with bright, cool colors
  • Favorite Pokemon type: Fairy (honorable mentions: Dark and Dragon)
  • Favorite Pokemon generation: Tie between Gen 4 and Gen 7
  • Favorite Pokemon move: Leech Seed
  • Favorite Terraria class: Summoner
  • Dream job: Character and creature design, preferably for a work of my own
  • Traditional art tools: Pencils (usually mechanical), printer paper, and a binder
  • Digital art tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, and an XP-Pen tablet

    A few of my favorite works 
If I try to list all the works I like, I'm inevitably going to forget something, so I'll just list the ones I'm most into.
Video Games:

Shows: (I've got some serious catching-up to do on some of these...)

Music:

  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • The Glitch Mob
  • Starset (Normally I'm not into metal or sci-fi, but dang, they're good)
  • Set It Off (Their clean stuff, anyway)

Books:

Films:

Web Video/Animation:

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    A few of my favorite tropes 

    Tropes that apply to me 
  • Acting Out a Daydream: I do this quite a bit, usually during my walking-around-talking-to-myself sessions. Downplayed, as I don't usually act out all of my actions in the daydream.
  • Asperger Syndrome: Technically not a trope, but I was diagnosed at the age of three.
  • Asexuality: Possibly. I don't know for sure if I actually lack attraction, or just wouldn't recognize it if it slapped me in the face. Either way, I'm at the very least uninterested. Ditto for romantic attraction.
  • Author Appeal: I seem to gravitate towards superheroes and shapeshifting. I also like villains who are brilliant masterminds.
  • Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: Heck yes. I have three works-in-progress right now, but it's difficult to balance those with each other, let alone with life stuff.
  • Berserk Button: It takes a lot to really anger me, but there are a few things that it doesn't take much of:
    • People using "autistic" as an insult. Fortunately, I don't frequent the kinds of places where I'd see this a lot, but still.
    • Art thieves.
    • Tech "support" that only gives surface-level solutions to problems and just tells you to complain to the hardware manufacturer if those don't work. Even if you've ruled out a hardware problem already.
  • Casual/Competitive Conflict: I lean towards casual, but sometimes I do learn some of the more advanced tactics... and then use them to enhance my casual play.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "You (absolute) walnut."
      • "I [messed up X] like a walnut."
    • "...if that makes a lick of sense."
    • "Have fun (with that)."
    • "Gosh dangit."
    • "I can spell, just not today." (To myself, when making a typo.)
  • Cloudcuckoolander: I function fairly normally, but I do talk to myself a lot. That's one of the main things - listing all my cuckoolander-ish tendencies here would result in quite the wall of text.
  • Conveniently Interrupted Document: I use this on occasion to avoid giving out identifying information, or spoilers for stuff I'm working on, or in place of swear words.
  • The Ditherer: A combination of types, primarily the "Too Many Trees" variety.
  • Furries Are Easier to Draw: I'm not that great at drawing humans yet, at least not when I'm trying to. Occasionally I make a half-hearted attempt and it turns out okay, but I can't do it consistently. That's probably why note  I went through a phase where I drew almost nothing but ponies.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: Oh, yes. I put it in my coffee every day, and I like to buy a chocolate bar every once in a while. Of course, my choices are limited by my dairy allergy, but the options I do have are pretty good.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: I don't swear, unless you count the word "crap" as swearing. I do use un-profanity a lot, though.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: I bring my headphones darn near everywhere. Justified as I get overwhelmed by noisy environments pretty easily, so they're good to have on hand.
  • Heroic BSoD: Despite my best efforts, I do occasionally melt down. Most times, I'm even aware that I'm overreacting.
  • Literalist Snarking: All the time. Most of the people I know don't appreciate this sort of humor as much as I do, though.
  • Messy Hair: Even when I do remember to comb it, my hair is pretty much always a mess.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: I have two cats and I love them to bits.
  • Kirin: I have one as my internet persona, which has gone through a few different designs. The current iteration has Voluntary Shapeshifting abilities so as to fit into any context needed (though I haven't had to use them yet).
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: Subverted. I am a girl, but none of my fanfics are about romance (and the only one that included it at all has been shelved).
  • Must Have Caffeine: I sip my daily mocha slowly over the course of several hours, using an electric coaster to keep it warm. I always use a dairy alternative due to an allergy. Usually it's almond milk, but in my experience, rice milk goes best with coffee. Recently, I've been blending a bit of coconut oil into it, and it does wonders for the texture.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: I am rather fascinated by involuntary and painful transformations, and quite a few freaky things in general (see my Favorite Tropes list above).
  • Noodle Incident: What happened in history class stays in history class.
  • No Social Skills: As an Aspie, I find socializing difficult. I've been working on it, though.
  • Not-So-Bad*** Longcoat: Downplayed. I have a few sweaters that could pass for a downplayed version of the opposite, except for the fact that I don't have the bad-as-in-awesome-ness to match.
  • The Perfectionist: In spades. It's the main thing holding me back.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: "Thingamadoodle."
  • Plot Allergy: I can't have gluten or dairy. It sucks sometimes, but it's a lot easier now than when I was first diagnosed. It also helps me eat better by eliminating some of the unhealthier options.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Downplayed. I make no effort to be or avoid being feminine. I do dislike wearing dresses, but for unrelated reasons.
  • Sophisticated As Heck: I alternate between formal and informal a lot. It seems to be especially obvious when I type. I find this frustrating because I feel like I'm presenting myself inconsistently.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: I'm a huge introvert, but I can be friendly on the occasions that I do interact with people.
  • Super OCD: Downplayed. It doesn't usually get in the way of me doing things, but it's there.
  • Tastes Like Purple: Whenever I listen to music, I always experience it visually as well. Each song has its own distinctive color and texture. Usually it's inherent in the song itself, but sometimes the context in which I hear a song will "color" that song, and I Cant Unhear It in that color.
  • Thinking Out Loud: All the time. Sometimes it gets repetitive, though.
  • This Is No Time for Knitting: Just because I'm doodling doesn't mean I'm not paying attention.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate, garlic, and fish (not together, obviously). Coffee and root beer as well, if drinks count (also not together).
  • Unusual Euphemism: I occasionally use the brony term "plot" instead of "butt" (e.g. "a pain in the plot"), even when talking about non-pony-related stuff. I also use "bad-as-in-awesome" in place of "bad***".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Zig-zagged. I completely lose my cool around stinging insects, with the sole exception of bumblebees (at a safe distance). They're fine in pictures or on the other side of a window, though. There are also a few species I find really interesting (like parasitic wasps and vulture bees) that I still wouldn't want to run into IRL.

     Things I've launched 

    Characters 

Agent [CONFIDENTIAL] Kirin

Agent [CONFIDENTIAL] Kirin (or simply Confidential) is my internet persona, shown in the page image. She's a secret agent.

Average Joe

Average Joe is a character I made up on the spot one day when I got bored of drawing ponies. He gets into all sorts of adorable shenanigans.

    Works that I'm working on 
Those curious can find the trope lists for these in my sandbox.

  • Deal With It: An aspiring mage makes a deal with a fae. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Wildest Dreams: A game in which you tend a plot of land in order to attract various creatures, which you can send to explore other areas, platformer-style. (Or as I like to put it, "Viva Piñata meets Classic Spyro.")
  • Pokemon Heights/Depths: A Pokemon Super Fic taking place in the non-canon Symphora region, where strange things are always happening.
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    Headcanons 
I'll categorize these when I have more of them.
  • The Crystal Prison spell Gnasty Gnorc used in the first Spyro game was stolen from the dragons, who created it to imprison their enemies. It's specifically designed so that only a dragon can break the spell, which is why Spyro has to be the one to free them. If he'd been frozen too, Gnasty would have won.
    • I still have no explanation for where all the female dragons were, though.
  • The reason that Professor Pester is so scared of the Dragonache isn't just because it's fierce and powerful (although that helps). This is the thing that he sent Jardiniero on a snipe hunt for, kicking off the events of the first game. And here you are, siccing the real deal on him. No wonder he's terrified.
  • The text on the back of the Arceus plates is either (a) written in some magical universal language, or (b) perceived by the reader in their own language. This would explain why these stone tablets that are supposedly as old as the universe itself are written in English, or whichever language your game is in.
  • Nihilego's tentacles collide while it floats, making a sound like wind chimes. It's a beautiful sound... unless you've ticked off a whole swarm of them.
  • That thing Xurkitree has for a head is a sensory organ of some sort. It can "see" in all directions, except for a blind spot where the limbs attach.
  • Fluttershy is still a vampire, but her condition has been suppressed enough that she experiences few to no symptoms, and it'd take one heck of a spell to bring it out again.

    Miscellaneous 
  • The binder I keep my drawing paper in is being held together by duct tape because I can't find a suitable replacement. All the other ones I've looked at have the wrong texture for bearing down on, pockets that are flimsy and/or too tight to hold much paper, or both. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
  • If I had to rank dairy alternatives by how well they go with coffee, it'd be something like: Oat > Rice > Soy > Almond > Hemp > everything else > Coconut.
  • I'd love to see more neurodiversity in fiction. Especially where it's not the primary shtick of the work.
  • As soon as I get to the point where I can reliably and confidently draw humans, I'm going to try my hand at TF art.
  • My favorite werebeast designs are the ones with just enough "were" to them that you can tell they were once human, but otherwise lean towards animalistic. The ones in Skyrim, for example.
  • I feel like being a Trolling Creator would be kinda fun, but I don't know how to actually go about doing that.
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